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The Olympia City Council began talks of forming a Social Justice and Equity Advisory Commission shortly after the death of George Floyd in May. Once the council decided to form a … more
TUMWATER –– The Tumwater City Council is meeting in a 7 p.m. meeting Sept. 1 to discuss the Regional Housing Council, which is an interlocal council formed by the city governments of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, as well as Thurston County, to find solutions to the area’s homelessness and housing affordability crisis. more
Thurston County is seeking public comment on the draft Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). more
THURSTON COUNTY –– The Thurston County Auditor’s Office, which oversees voter registration and elections, held a voter registration challenge hearing Thursday afternoon to determine whether the voter registration of Thurston County Board of Commissioners candidate C Davis was valid or not. more
LACEY –– City officials approved an agreement with North Thurston Public Schools and Tumwater School District to use city facilities. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia Heritage Commission met Wednesday evening to learn about “The Third Thirty,” an oral history project led by Elaine Vradenburgh, an oral historian and local educator. more
OLYMPIA –– City officials discussed a proposal from the Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department to create an arts center in the city out of the current National Guard Armory. more
OLYMPIA –– The Olympia City Council approved an agreement with the cities of Tumwater and Lacey late Tuesday that would dissolve the Health & Human Services Council and use the money designated for that council for a new Regional Housing Council. more
THURSTON COUNTY – Thurston County is seeking public comment on the draft Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). Developed with guidance from the Thurston County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), the SWMP recommends strategies to manage solid waste generated in the county over the next six to 20 years. more
THURSTON COUNTY –– C Davis, a candidate for the Thurston County Board of Commissioners, allegedly made inappropriate and "creepy" remarks to girls as young as 12 at local churches, offering them flowers and candy and seemingly made a point of trying to find a “child bride” in a church setting. more
OLYMPIA –– Members of the city’s general government committee are scheduled to receive an update on planned uses for the National Guard Armory in Olympia, which is set to be vacated early next year after the National Guard moves to a new building next February. more
LACEY –– Members of the Lacey Finance & Economic Development Committee approved a series of budget amendments to the city’s 2020 budget in a Tuesday morning meeting this week in an effort to grapple with a changing financial landscape spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
OLYMPIA –– The Parks and Recreation Department is working out preliminary plans for a new aquatics facility in the Thurston County area, according to city officials. more
LACEY –– Members of the Lacey Finance & Economic Development Committee will meet Tuesday morning at 8:30 in a virtual meeting to talk about amendments to the city’s budget, a routine part of budgetary planning finance officials do over the course of the year. more
OLYMPIA –– Olympia city officials met Thursday evening to discuss its role in handling concerns of rising sea levels, an aspect of climate change that can significantly affect cities near the nation’s coastline. more
OLYMPIA –– Members of the city’s parks and recreation advisory committee discussed the possibility of having outdoor adult fitness equipment in parks amid COVID-19 restrictions to promote usage of parks. more
LACEY –– On Wednesday evening the Lacey Historical Commission provided some quick updates on the status of the Lacey Museum & Civic Center project, which is making progress despite complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. more
OLYMPIA –– City officials will talk on Thursday night about how best to meet the needs of the city’s residents, with plans to discuss installing outdoor exercise equipment in public parks for visitors to use while COVID-19 restrictions are in effect. more
OLYMPIA –– Members of the city’s finance committee discussed impact fees in a Wednesday night meeting this week, addressing these one-time charges on new development projects in Olympia. more
OLYMPIA –– In response to concerns over the rising sea levels across the globe and on Puget Sound, members of the Olympia Land Use & Environment Committee will talk about local solutions to rising sea levels in a Thursday meeting this week. more
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